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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(2), 214-220
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-2-17
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Teacher Candidates and Audio/Visual Media in their Future Classrooms: “I Guess I Feel Prepared”

Carol Klages1, and Jane Devick Fry2

1Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction- Social Studies, University of Houston- Victoria, Texas, USA

2Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction- Literacy, University of Houston- Victoria, Texas, USA

Pub. Date: February 25, 2017

Cite this paper:
Carol Klages and Jane Devick Fry. Teacher Candidates and Audio/Visual Media in their Future Classrooms: “I Guess I Feel Prepared”. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(2):214-220. doi: 10.12691/education-5-2-17

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation is to establish a snapshot of the extent one teacher educator program is preparing its teacher candidates to be ready, knowledgeable, and empowered to use technological components in their future classroom. A self-assessment inventory, online course discussion boards, and a specific audio/visual media product were used to determine teacher candidate perceptions of efficacy and preparedness for technological components in their future classrooms. This investigation is meant to stimulate a teacher educator program to evaluate its curriculum in regards to technological components taught to future teachers.

Keywords:
educator preparation technology in education on-line teaching

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